Gymnasts close out distinguished year

Small in size but big in spirit, the Falcon gymnasts overcame injuries and falls at the USA Gymnastics Championships in Springfield, Mass., to finish fourth in the nation. Air Force Academy won the meet, earning their second consecutive national title with a score of 194.150. Texas Woman’s University placed second with 192.950, while UC Davis’ […]

Falcons aim for national title

While the rest of the campus was fast asleep, the SPU gymnastics team met at the gym at 5:15 yesterday morning en route to Sea-Tac Airport and the USA Gymnastics Nationals in Springfield, Mass. This is the Falcons’ 20th consecutive trip to nationals, and they won their most recent national championship in 1997. Most of […]

Dual wins close home season

Now is the time to stand up and take notice of the SPU gymnastics team. Currently ranked third in the nation by USA Gymnastics, the Falcons have proven their consistency in the gym over their last five meets. Since mid-March, their travels have taken them to California and Oregon before they finished up regular-season competition […]

Freshman overcomes injury

Six months after a nasty broken ankle, freshman Kari Kelly was at SPU ready to be a Falcon gymnast. "I landed wrong," she said, describing her injury that occurred during practice in her senior year of high school. "My bone came out of the skin, and I tore everything in my foot possible to tear." […]

Gymnasts score season high

The Falcon gymnasts posted their highest meet score of the season on Friday night, but it wasn’t enough to beat Sacramento State, as the Hornets won 194.475-192.050. The Falcons achieved their high score thanks to remarkable personal performances, as at least one gymnast posted a personal best score on every event. Vault was particularly strong […]

Freshman driven to succeed

Freshman gymnast Corrie McDaniel has been known to stick her tongue out at the crowd when finishing off a floor tumbling pass. Apparently, the judges don’t mind. Her personal best on floor is a 9.850 so far, and the season isn’t even half over. Maybe judges like a little spunk. Assistant coach Kathy Siwek has […]